Ashely Judd and Dario Franchitti split amiably and look to the future
Ashley Judd actress, potential Kentucky congresswoman, and now, soon-to-be divorce. Her ex-husband, Dario Franchetti is a three time Indianapolis 500 winner from Scotland, and 5 years younger than Judd. Ashley Judd reports she has nothing but love for Franchetti and the two seem to have split amiably. The couple released a statement saying “We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We’ll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed.” Further details have yet to be released or TMZ sussed out.
In the subsequent obligatory celebrity Twitter explanation blurb, Ashley Judd’s own account tweeted, “Family forever. @dariofranchitti” and a quick reply from Franchitti revealed “@ashleyjudd family forever.” Aww.
The couple was married 11 years ago in a castle in Scotalnd, Franchitti’s homeland. Franchitti’s brother, race car driver Marino Franchitti, was the best man; and Ashley Judd’s half-sister, country singer Wynonna Judd, was maid of honor.
Ashley Judd’s recent screen-side appearances include the TV series Missing, and 90s hits Heat, A Time to Kill and Kiss the Girls. These days, it seems she is focused on the Ashely Judd political campaign, at a D.C. ball last week she said
“I am incredibly honored and frankly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support — that the people of Kentucky are interested in having me represent them is the greatest honor of my life so far, and I am certainly taking a close look at it. The people of Kentucky need a fighter and certainly going back 10 generations, I’ve got some fighters from those hills in my family and as soon as I know anything — after I’ve told the family members to whom I’ve made my promises that they’ll be the first to know — you will be up to date in real time.”